Elizabeth Eberhart

Seneca – Elizabeth Sherrer Eberhart, 98, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at The Residences at Park Place.   A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, South Carolina Chapter, 4124 Clemson Blvd, Ste. L, Anderson, SC 29621.  Condolences may be expressed online by […]

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Tech responds to McCall’s criticism

In response to Wayne McCall’s criticism last night of the college’s workforce training program, Tri-County Technical College has issued a response.  The statement comes from Rebecca Eidson, Tech director of information:  “Both Tri-County Technical College and the SC Technical College System’s readySC program for new and expanding industries are working closely with Baxter industries to meet their start-up and ongoing […]

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Oconee County road closed for repairs

At noon today, the Oconee County Roads and Bridges Department will close to thru traffic part of a road near SC 183–the Walhalla-Westminster.  Asphalt patching will take place on Old Georgia Road between SC 183/the Walhalla-Westminster Highway and Stewart Road. Kyle Reid, assistant director, says local residents will have access to their homes with minimal delay and every effort will […]

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Nature unkind to Westminster and Walhalla

A lightning strike disabled Westminster’s two raw water pumps.  The lightning show that nature put on Friday night in Walhalla was also costly. Scott Parris, utilities superintendent, says lightning took out three Walhalla water pumps and the main control computer.  In a report to city council, Parris said new motor equipment will cost $8,400.00.  Lightning downtown also hit the flagpole […]

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Economic development projects for two counties

Two new economic development projects in Oconee and Pickens counties passed muster last night with the Oconee County Council.  The council authorized an amended fee in place of tax arrangement with an un-identified Oconee company to make a $70 million investment locally.  That company, so far, is publicly referred to as “Project Maxwell.”  Another code-named project called “Exodus” is bound to […]

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Hinging hopes on Fair Play!

After years of talk, there’s finally to be a building inside Golden Corner Commerce Park at Fair Play. Oconee is putting its investment there on a spec building in the hopes that if it’s built, they will come. They meaning industry or another type of economic development for an area of the county that has felt neglected when it comes […]

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McCall barb hurled at Tech

Wayne McCall voted with his colleagues last night to execute a contract and convey property for the Oconee County campus of Tri-County Technical College, but not without slapping the college with a poor grade when it comes to training the workforce.  McCall says by attending meetings with local industry officials, he’s convinced Tech is coming up short when it comes […]

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Georgia fatal traffic accident felt in Oconee

An 18-year old man died in a 2-vehicle accident early last Friday in Rabun County, Georgia.  Six other people were hurt.  According to the Georgia Patrol, the identity of the young man who died had yet to be released by the coroner.  The patrol identified two of the injured as Oconee County residents John Charles Turpin, 15, of Walhalla; and Isiah […]

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